Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Kerman, Iran

Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman is a research institution and university of engineering and science in Iran, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Located in Kerman province of Iran, the university is among the top ten universities and research institutes in Iran, illustrating its high status in research and education.The Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman occupies an area of 5 million square meters, making it one of the largest universities in Iran and the region. The university has two major campuses in the city of Kerman and several smaller campuses spread out across the province of Kerman offering degrees in over 100 different specialties leading to B.A., B.Sc., M.A., M.Sc., D.V.M., or Ph.D. degrees. Although there has been some moves by the smaller campuses in the province to become independent universities, there are still strong ties between these newly established universities and The Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman.The college of art and architecture is Saba Faculty of Art and Architecture, named after Afzalipour's wife.Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman was appointed as the Center of Excellence by Iran's Ministry of Science and Technology in the field of Mathematics. In 1980 the Department of Mathematics was awarded the first doctoral degree in mathematics in all of Iran. Moreover the second and third doctoral candidates in mathematics awarded in the country were also graduates of this department. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 24, 2017

During the first quarter, which ran from February to April, Microdesk hired 24 new team members. New hires, such as Chris Fercho, AECO consultant, in Chicago, Paul Seletsky, senior solutions specialist, in New York City, and Bonyan Zolghadri, consultant, in San Francisco are key indicators of the company's momentum. All three consultants are renowned leaders and entrepreneurs who have joined the Microdesk team to share their knowledge and technical expertise with clients. "We pride ourselves on the ability to attract world class talent," stated Microdesk President and CEO Michael DeLacey. "Microdesk's latest hires reinforce our commitment to our clients, as well as build upon the strong team structure we already have in place. We're anticipating the rapid growth to continue in the upcoming years, as we pursue additional projects that aim to change the design and construction process." Microdesk strategically identifies talented individuals with specific technical experience, accompanied by active in-field experience. Microdesk also seeks to find a good balance of people who like to have fun and enjoy life, which is a big component of the company's culture. Paul Seletsky, AIA, views BIM as a catalyst toward positive transformations in the building industry, enabling architects and engineers to capitalize on visual augmentation for faster, iterative, design options, and cloud-based collaboration and services for improved construction management and energy analysis. He served as digital design director for noted architecture firms Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York, and KieranTimberlake in Philadelphia, from 2005-2010 and 2010-2012, respectively, where he spearheaded research and development efforts. Seletsky served as chair of the Technology Committee at the AIA New York's Center for Architecture from 2003-2013, and has managed, written, and lectured on design technology in both the public and private sectors. He is a registered architect and a graduate of The Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York. Chris Fercho, recently a principal at BCS IS|IT LLC with stops at Pierce Engineers and Structural Dimension, Inc, comes to Microdesk with previous management and consulting roles at esteemed organizations. His extensive experience in AutoCAD and Revit coupled with his project management skills allow him to assume the responsibilities of assessing business goals. Natural leadership and strategic planning skills permit him to effectively integrate the right mix of technology, processes, and training to address an organization's unique needs. Fercho understands that maintaining a long-term, successful BIM strategy requires the dedicated support of a partner to stay current on technology, troubleshoot issues, and look for additional opportunities to leverage BIM. He holds a degree in Construction Technology & Architectural Drafting from Waukesha County Technical College. Bonyan Zolghadri, formerly a BIM Coordinator for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff with preceding employment at Güzin İnşaat and Varjavand Consulting Engineers, enters Microdesk with an expertise in architectural design. His comprehensive knowledge of Autodesk Revit, Indigo Renderer and Lumion 3D paired with his expanding skill set in visual coding on Dynamo and Python enable him speed up the BIM process while minimizing errors in BIM management tasks. Zolghadri's specialty in BIM allows him to produce project and template set ups, perform BIM Model maintenance, conduct BIM Automation, and create related content. His passion for architecture and technology along with his vast knowledge of BIM has led him to successfully manage the digital data and workflows with high profile companies in the past. Zolghadri holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree in architectural engineering from Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. Interested in joining Microdesk's team? Visit For more information visit: Follow Microdesk on: LinkedIn  Twitter  Facebook About Microdesk: Microdesk is a technology consulting firm providing technical services for successful planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of land and buildings. Combining vision with the latest Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design & Construction (VD&C), and Asset Management tools and the talent of Microdesk's consulting team, Microdesk aids clients in successfully managing the entire building and infrastructure project delivery process. Autodesk and ATC are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Zaimbashi A.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing | Year: 2017

In contrast to active radar systems, in which the transmitted waveforms are carefully selected and designed in relation to the radar operational modes and requirements, passive radars (PRs) exploiting noncooperative illuminators of opportunity need to cope with waveforms that are not tailored for the radar applications. In the latter case, it is likely that target echoes are masked by echoes from other strong targets in multitarget scenarios. This fact inspired us to model the multitarget detection problem in the PRs as an M-ary hypothesis testing problem. We then employ the generalized likelihood ratio (GLR) principle to derive the GLR-based detector. A parallel and recursive implementation of the detector is presented for computationally efficient implementation, in which the targets are detected sequentially and the previously detected targets are treated as interferences to be removed yielding the detection of the weakest ones. The false alarm and detection performance of the proposed sequential GLR-based detector are analytically studied using asymptotic distribution and also their accuracies are verified numerically. Simulation results show that there is a high agreement between asymptotic performance and the one obtained by simulation results. Extensive simulation results for both FM- and DVB-T-based PRs are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed detection algorithm. Furthermore, it can be revealed from our simulation results that the proposed detection algorithm significantly outperforms the existing methods without adding significant complexity to them. © 2017 IEEE.

Zaimbashi A.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation | Year: 2016

In this study, the authors propose a new broadband target detection algorithm for FM-based passive bistatic radar systems, which simultaneously exploits multiple FM radio channels transmitted by the same transmitting station. It is shown that the joint exploitation of the signals of opportunity received at multiple carrier frequencies improves target detection capability as well as the target range resolution. In addition, the proposed detection algorithm exploits all available information making the detection performance robust against time-varying program content broadcast by the individual FM radio channels. Therefore, after formulating the broadband target detection problem as a composite hypothesis test, they derive a broadband uniformly most powerful invariant (B-UMPI) test, together with a closed-form expression for a statistical threshold that allows for automatic detection. To get a better insight into the detection performance of the proposed detector, a close-form expression for the probability of detection is also derived. In addition, they analytically show that how the range resolution of the proposed broadband target detection algorithm improves. They also analytically obtain an integrated sidelobe level ratio at the output of the B-UMPI statistics to show an improvement in the target detection quality. Finally, they provide some simulation examples to validate the authors' theoretical analysis as well as to show the improvement in the target detection capability and the target range resolution in the broadband FM-based passive bistatic radar systems. © The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Sheykhi A.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman | Sheykhi A.,Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha RIAAM
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2010

Scalar-field dark energy models like tachyon are often regarded as an effective description of an underlying theory of dark energy. In this Letter, we implement the interacting agegraphic dark energy models with tachyon field. We demonstrate that the interacting agegraphic evolution of the universe can be described completely by a single tachyon scalar field. We thus reconstruct the potential as well as the dynamics of the tachyon field according to the evolutionary behavior of interacting agegraphic dark energy. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Rahnamaeian M.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Plant Signaling and Behavior | Year: 2011

Complicated schemes of classical breeding and their drawbacks, environmental risks imposed by agrochemicals, decrease of arable land, and coincident escalating damages of pests and pathogens have accentuated the necessity for highly efficient measures to improve crop protection. During co-evolution of host-microbe interactions, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have exhibited a brilliant history in protecting host organisms against devastation by invading pathogens. Since 1980s, a plethora of AMPs has been isolated from and characterized in different organisms. Nevertheless the AMPs expressed in plants render them more resistant to diverse pathogens, a more orchestrated approach based on knowledge of their mechanisms of action and cellular targets, structural toxic principle, and possible impact on immune system of corresponding transgenic plants will considerably improve crop protection strategies against harmful plant diseases. This review outlines the current knowledge on different modes of action of AMPs and then argues the waves of AMPs' ectopic expression on transgenic plants' immune system. © 2011 Landes Bioscience.

Gholamalizadeh E.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman | Mansouri S.H.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Applied Energy | Year: 2013

The objective of this paper was to present a comprehensive analysis including analytical and numerical models which were developed to predict the performance of a solar chimney power plant in Kerman, Iran. The numerical model results including air temperature, velocity and electrical power output were validated by comparing with experimental data of the Manzanares prototype power plant. Also the mathematical model was verified with the practical power output of the Kerman pilot plant. Also in this paper, a novel approach to evaluate the influence of the site altitude on the potential of solar chimney power plants was presented and thereby a coefficient called altitude effectiveness was defined using Manzanares prototype geometrical parameters in different site altitudes. The developed model was applied to improve the performance of a solar chimney pilot power plant built in Kerman, Iran. Based on an approximate cost model, the thermo-economic optimal configurations of the pilot power plant were illustrated; and also it was found that the chimney diameter was the most important structural dimension to improve the performance of this pilot power plant. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Darezereshki E.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Materials Letters | Year: 2011

In this research work, α-Fe2O3 nano-particles were prepared by direct thermal-decomposition of γ-Fe2O 3. Precursor powders (γ-Fe2O3) were synthesized by wet chemical method at room temperature and then, the precursors were subsequently calcined in air for 1 h at 500°C. Samples were characterized by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive spectra (EDS), infrared spectrum (IR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. The XRD, EDS, and IR results indicated that the synthesized α-Fe2O3 particles were pure. The TEM image showed that the α-Fe2O3 nano-particles were spherical and 18 ± 2 nm in size. Magnetic properties have been detected by a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) at room temperature. The γ-Fe2O3 and α-Fe2O3 nano-particles exhibited a super-paramagnetic and weak ferromagnetic behavior at room temperature, respectively. Using the present method, hematite nano-particles can be produced without expensive organic solvent and complicated equipment. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

Nanofluids, a new thermal fluids, have scientific challenges because the existing theories underpredict their thermal conductivity. One way to calculate this parameter is equilibrium molecular dynamics (EMD). In the previous studies of EMD, the thermal conductivity of nanofluids was calculated by the autocorrelation function of the heat current through the Green-Kubo formula. The convergence of this function requires a large time, nevertheless convergence of integral may still be slow or not well behaved. In this study, a new method based on combination of equilibrium and non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation in a non-periodic boundary conditions was used to calculate the thermal conductivity. In this method, first the specific heat and the thermal diffusivity of a nanofluid were determined by EMD and non-equilibrium (NEMD) respectively. Then the thermal conductivity was calculated from the relation of thermal diffusivity with the constant volume specific heat. This approach was tested by the nanofluid of silicon nitride nanoparticles in a liquid argon. The CHARMM22 force field and the force field of silicon nitride were combined to perform the simulation. The nanoparticle was generated according to the data of X-ray crystallography. The results of simulation for the base fluid at different temperatures were compared with experimental data to check the accuracy of the MD modeling. The effects of temperature and nanoparticle loadings on the thermal conductivity were investigated. The results showed that the thermal conductivity increases with increasing the loadings and decreasing the temperature. The calculation of root mean square displacements for liquid argon showed that the thermal transport enhancement of the nanofluid was mostly due to the increased movement of liquid phase atoms in the presence of non-metallic nanoparticle. This finding was also confirmed by the analysis of the density profile of liquid atoms near the interface. Finally, the comparison of the results of this study with other researchers showed the kind of nanoparticle could not significant to increase the thermal conductivity of nanofluids. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Beitollahi H.,Research Institute of Environmental science | Sheikhshoaie I.,Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Electrochimica Acta | Year: 2011

This paper describes the development, electrochemical characterization and utilization of a novel modified molybdenum (VI) complex-carbon nanotube paste electrode for the electrocatalytic determination of isoproterenol (IP). The electrochemical profile of the proposed modified electrode was analyzed by cyclic voltammetry (CV) that showed a shift of the oxidation peak potential of IP at 175 mV to less positive value, compared with an unmodified carbon paste electrode. Differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) in 0.1 M phosphate buffer solution (PBS) at pH 7.0 was performed to determine IP in the range from 0.7 to 600.0 μM, with a detection limit of 35.0 nM. Then the modified electrode was used to determine IP in an excess of uric acid (UA) and folic acid (FA) by DPV. Finally, this method was used for the determination of IP in some real samples. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

The main problem in using photovoltaic (PV) systems is the low energy conversion efficiency of PV cells. The efficiency of PV cells will decrease significantly as the temperature of the cells exceed to a certain limit. In order to increase the efficiency, it is necessary to reduce the operating temperature of array. One of the ways for improving the system operation is cooling PV cells with a thin film of water. The aim of this research is to study the effects of nominal power of array and system head on the operation of system by using this method. For this purpose, a photovoltaic water pumping system is installed in Kerman city (Latitude: 30 ° 17′ and longitude: 57 ° 50′) and different methods examined to reduce PV cells temperature. The most effective way was chosen and used in set. This method is based on providing water for cooling cells by the pump itself. Experiments show that with decreasing of array nominal power and increasing in system head, the power generated by the array increases significantly. This increases the panel and total efficiency and therefore the pump flow rate. This method is ineffective as the array nominal power increases significantly. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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